Function of the Escherichia coli msbB gene, a multicopy suppressor of htrB knockouts, in the acylation of lipid A. Acylation by MsbB follows laurate incorporation by HtrB.

@article{Clementz1997FunctionOT,
  title={Function of the Escherichia coli msbB gene, a multicopy suppressor of htrB knockouts, in the acylation of lipid A. Acylation by MsbB follows laurate incorporation by HtrB.},
  author={Tim Clementz and Zhen Zhou and Christian R. H. Raetz},
  journal={The Journal of biological chemistry},
  year={1997},
  volume={272 16},
  pages={10353-60}
}
Overexpression of the Escherichia coli msbB gene on high copy plasmids suppresses the temperature-sensitive growth associated with mutations in the htrB gene. htrB encodes the lauroyl transferase of lipid A biosynthesis that acylates the intermediate (Kdo)2-lipid IVA (Brozek, K. A., and Raetz, C. R. H. (1990) J. Biol. Chem. 265, 15410-15417). Since msbB displays 27.5% identity and 42.2% similarity to htrB, we explored the possibility that msbB encodes a related acyltransferase. In contrast to… CONTINUE READING

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